Jerusalem Municipality postpones Shabbat closures of markets pending hearing

Following a last-minute petition filed against the Jerusalem Municipality for forcing eight of the capital’s downtown minimarkets to cease operations during Shabbat, the municipality agreed on Wednesday to postpone the mandate until after Rosh Hashana.

In a statement, attorney Yossi Havilio, who represents four of the store owners, said that the closures – which were supposed to go into effect on Friday – will be postponed for all eight markets until September 16, after the rescheduled hearing.

According to Havilio, the municipality is granting the postponement to allow him to prepare for the hearing, which will take place in City Hall.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Jerusalem-Municipality-postpones-Shabbat-closures-of-markets-pending-hearing-415021

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